Prepping paws before the storm

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - With a winter storm hanging over our heads, most people are breaking out their snow emergency checklist.

For pet owners, snow can mean making major adjustment to a routine.

Officials with the Humane Society of Washington County suggest that all animals, regardless of their breed should be brought inside during the snow.

Humane society officials say regardless of the weather, they will have an officer on duty that can be called for any emergency situation.

“Stray cats can have issues finding food when it gets to be dangerous weather conditions like this snow. So, if people would like to put out food for stray cats, this would be a great time to do so,” said Noel Fridgen, Humane Society Marketing Coordinator.

Once the snow starts to melt, pet owners should be careful of exposing their animals to road salt, which can cause chemical burns on pets' paws.



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